State Health Policy
The Sacramento office provides state policymakers and the media a valuable local resource and a link to experts at CHCF's Oakland headquarters. The office hosts briefings on important issues of the day.
Sandra Shewry blogs about how enabling health care providers to access POLST forms online will help patients get the care they want at the end of life.
Should ACA open enrollment be moved to better coincide with tax filing time? The Urban Institute examined this question for CHCF.
How is health care regulated in California? Learn how state agencies oversee the delivery of medical services and what information is available to the public.
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How hard is it for consumers in Covered California plans to get prescription drugs? It depends on the condition, which reflects trends in the larger insurance market.
An interactive infographic gives a behind-the-scenes look at the online application process for Covered California and how different individuals and families experience it.
The California Department of Public Health, with funding from CHCF's Free the Data initiative, has launched an online portal for health data that can be freely used and shared. Free the Data
Objective information on health care costs, coverage, quality, and delivery supports effective decision-making. The Almanac provides data and analysis on California's health care system. Almanac
POLST is the bright pink form that tells family members, caregivers, and providers what types and levels of care a person wants in the final phase of life. POLST is a powerful tool — but as with all tools, POLST loses its power if it is not available when it's needed.